Zeller End of Year Event

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It was such a pleasure to host the amazing team from Zeller, for their end of year event at Foy’s Arcade. ISPT is always happy to assist with supporting customer events, especially for our neighbours in Midtown. The team were treated to an afternoon of fun, food and special treats, that was befitting the wonderful work and efforts, from such a diverse and enthusiastic team, who do amazing work. The highlight of the event would definitely be the Zeller Awards. …

Kmart Property Team

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It was such a pleasure to have the Kmart property team at Foy’s Arcade, in celebrating their end of year event for the Kmart property team. So good to see a few familiar faces and many new ones interacting, catching up and enjoying friendly competition in ISPT’s immersive experience centre. The day had been set out as a fun and interactive event, with a mixture of fun activities and exercises, geared to both celebrate and include team members.  The highlight …

Victorian Public Transport Operators for Yarra Trams – IDPwD 2022

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Thanks to all those who attended and celebrated International Day for People with a Disability run by the Victorian Public Transport Operators for Yarra Trams, Metro Trains and V/Line which was a hybrid event at Foy’s Arcade, ISPT’s immersive experience centre. We enjoyed speeches and panel discussions, Q&A sessions and many personal stories and hard hitting issues, painting a picture of the transport system that has made progress but requires continued effort and collaboration to become a consistently inclusive network …

Vic Department of Transport IDPwD Event

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This year, celebrating International Day of disability has never been so important. ISPT and the Foy’s Arcade team are so happy to work with the Victorian Department of Transport to deliver an amazing hybrid event to spread awareness for disability and inclusion in transport. We enjoyed presentations, personal stories and a panel discussion going through the amazing work that has been done to our transport system so far, but acknowledging that we have a long way to go to make …

B4SI APAC Hybrid Annual Conference 2022

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Foy’s Arcade and ISPT were very proud to host the 2022 B4SI framing the future of social impact hybrid event recently. The all day conference was a culmination of both onsite workshops, as well as a strong attendance by an international audience online, with a mix of guest speakers, conducting workshops throughout the day, as well as panel discussions, followed by an informative Q&A session. Each break session had been tailor made, for each aspect of the conference, with participants …

PCA Industry’s Future in Today’s Data

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ISPT were proud to welcome back members of the Property Council of Australia at Foy’s Arcade for an insightful and thought provoking evening once again. This time we set out to improve the vision for the property industry into our shared future. We heard from such luminaries such as Grant Holman, FT&I, Lucinda Hartley and Callan Cameron, what a fantastic night! The event was a great opportunity for members to reconnect with one another face to face, press the flesh …

Yarra Trams Accessibility Action Plan Launch 2022-2024

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ISPT were thrilled to welcome the official launch of Yarra Trams Accessibility Action Plan (AAP) 2022 – 2024 at Foy’s Arcade! The Yarra Trams team laid out the vision for improving the accessibility of tram services and public transport across the board all around Melbourne. The event was a great opportunity for members to meet and greet one another, and highlighted important challenges passengers with disabilities deal with. Improving accessibility, for passengers, making a difference for the community and working …

NAIDOC Week: Fireside Chat with ISPT and Shantelle Thompson

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Following NAIDOC Week, On the 11th of July, ISPT hosted a fireside chat at Foy’s Arcade with special guest, Shantelle Thompson, three time jiu jitsu world champion and mother of three, interviewed by our very own Erin Donnellon. The NAIDOC Week theme this year, “Get Up, Stand Up, Show Up” was, in many ways, the best way to describe our guest Shantelle’s approach to life, and is the epitome of what a dedicated mum, athlete and proud Barkindji & Kneeyampaa …

NAIDOC Week: In My Blood It Runs Screening at Foy’s Arcade

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During NAIDOC Week, the Foy’s team were thrilled to host a film screening of “In My Blood It Runs”, a distinctive look at the life and times of Dujuan, a ten year old boy, his hopes and dreams, and what it means, for him, his community and the many challenges, both internal and external. Before the film we took our guests around to experience some digital first Australian experiences. Virtual Songlines 360 experiences allowed our guests to go back in time …

Women in sport photo action awards 2022

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What an amazing night at the WISPAA 2022 (Women in sport photo action awards), hosted by ISPT at Foy’s Arcade, honouring the best amateur and professional sports photographers in Australia.  All the powerful, determined women in the photos are role models to their family, their team, and their community. The energy captured in the images on display, also help to inspire other women and girls to put down their devices, to get off the couch, and be more active.  We …

How are you celebrating Pride month?

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It’s Pride Month at Foy’s Arcade and we’re reflecting on our recent event for the Department of Transport Victoria’s IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersex discrimination, and Transphobia) Day. It was a pleasure to be a part of such an important panel and networking event, and for us to facilitate and assist in representing the LGBTIQ+ community. IDAHOBIT day brings awareness to the challenges (yet to be overcome) and celebrates the collective progress of the many LGBTIQ+ initiatives. We …

Search Commercial Data Driven Strategy Evening

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We recently hosted the Search Commercial Data Driven Strategy Evening event at Foy’s Arcade. There has been major growth to Search commercial since we saw them last year, not only in features of the platform but in the size of the company and the number of attendees at this year’s event. We enjoyed live demonstrations of a variety of applications including historical imaging, infrastructure and future planning, big-data and customisable dataset overlays onto specific areas, in this case over the …

Foy’s Arcade – Event Hub for narrm ngarrgu | Melbourne Knowledge Week

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Over the course of a full week, Foy’s Arcade was transformed into an amazing interactive educational event hub, for narrm ngarrgu |  Melbourne Knowledge Week, in a new partnership with ISPT. We are so privileged to be a part of MKW this year, sharing knowledge, exploring new ways of thinking and experiencing new innovations through the many exhibitions, workshops and panel discussions held at Foy’s Arcade. In collaboration with the team at ISPT and MKW we prepared a program of …

ISPT & Taronga Ventures: RealtechX 2022 – ESG Impact

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What an incredible evening! RealTechX: ESG Impact event run by Taronga Ventures in partnership with ISPT this year. We enjoyed a live streamed presentation and panel discussion about sustainability and environmental initiatives in the property industry particularly within ISPT, one of the leaders in bringing a measurable ESG impact to their properties around the countries.  We then enjoyed networking and an interactive showcase of the participating start-ups’ products and services, spread out through Foy’s like an exhibition. From companies like …

GriffithHack Firmwide Offsite at Foy’s Arcade

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One of the largest workshops we have hosted this year was GriffithHack, an informative and fun event, with a full day of presentations, breakout groups and discussions with management and team leaders.  The hybrid boardroom sessions featured a number of well known guest speakers, experts in research, innovation and intellectual property. Each shared a unique view on where technology and client needs and requirements intertwine in today’s legal and corporate world. A fulfilling perspective on how clients feature in the …

Roman, Foy’s New Site Coordinator

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It is with great pleasure, that I introduce myself as the newest member of the Foy’s Arcade team. Over my journey, I have worn many hats, primarily in the legal industry, and have been able to stretch my comfort zone, branching out into other areas, such as guest relations, hospitality, tourism and customer service. Most recently, I had been working in the disability support sector, as and academic support and liaison officer, where I was able to make valuable contributions, …

Content Creator’s Studio at Foy’s

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Foys Arcade have been busy hosting hybrid workshops and events.  Each hybrid event is unique and brings different opportunities to incorporate virtual components to any workshop and event. With many of us choosing to be on the safe side and working remotely, sometimes events become primarily virtual, with only key staff members on-site for workshops and events. This converts Foy’s Arcade into something like a “Content Creator Studio” where hundreds of people can attend online and see key decision makers …

Old Melbourne in summer time – Prince’s Court 1904

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Sitting in the Café zone at Foy’s Arcade, reading through one of our books ‘Lost Melbourne’ and it took us down a thrilling ride through some of the amazing history of our city going back all the way to 1904. We read this wonderful excerpt about “Prince’s Court” (article here) and wanted to share because we loved it so much and it draws so many parallels to our own pasts in our lives, our buildings and our city of Melbourne. Enjoy …

Happy Holidays!

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Merry Christmas from the Foy’s Arcade team! We had fun searching for Foy and Gibson historical images and came across some lovely memories!  Some of the comments from generations of Melbournians are truly captivating for us to read. What an experience it must have been to see the giant St. Nick beckoning the bustling Bourke street and Swanston street people to do their Christmas shopping at the Foy’s Department store! Read some of the below facebook posts for yourselves: Childhood …

AIST SuperGrads Shark Tank 2021 – Hybrid event

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Foy’s Arcade hosted the AIST SuperGrads Shark Tank again! This time we broadcast the experience to online attendees with our new hybrid event technology and services. The year-Long program, coached by Right Lane Consulting, culminated in a final presentation where two teams of grads pitched their ideas to a panel of four Sharks (Below). Cath Bowtell, – IFS CEO Katharine Kaspar – MIESF CEO Mark Puli – ESSSuper CEO Stephen Reilly – HESTA COO With Sharks swimming on the big …

The B4SI Annual Conference 2021: Creating an Environment for Social Impact – Hybrid event at Foy’s Arcade

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What an amazing two-day Hybrid event hosted by Foy’s Arcade! It was an absolute pleasure to host another hybrid event for 2021 – The B4SI (Business for Societal Impact) Annual Conference – Creating an Environment for Social Impact. Hybrid events are a great way to keep everyone together. Whether you’re in the venue or watching from home, we hope that everyone attending can experience the conference. Over the two-day conference we heard from social impact professionals from around the Globe, …

Foy’s Virtual and Hybrid Event Services

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Foy’s Arcade a flexible space with or without restrictions It has been a while since we received visitors at our doors, but this has not deterred Foy’s Arcade from serving its unique role as an Experience Centre. We’ve just been doing it differently.  Since the pandemic, Foy’s Arcade has successfully transformed itself into a virtual venue, hosting events and workshops of various scales. We can do the same for you. Your events can be curated according to how much support …

History of Foy’s

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Did you know Foy’s Arcade was named after the “Foy’s roof-top fun park” of the old Foy and Gibson department store? There were Pony rides, Ferris wheel, wild west popup stalls, boat and train rides made free for all the children of Melbourne. We wanted to bring back the innovative attitude and respect the rich history, creativity and playfulness that Mark Foy brought to the crossroads of Melbourne’s CBD in the 50s and 60s. We discovered the Foy and Gibson …

ISPT & RMIT Collaboration Session #2 – 13th August 2021

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ISPT | SPACECUBE | TUTCH | RMIT UNIVERSITY ISPT and RMIT co-hosted the second collaboration session, brainstorming the implementation of RMIT student pilot projects and other concepts in potential ISPT centres by the end of 2021 and beyond.  If you would like to catch up the collaboration session, you can watch the summary video below: With experts supporting the session from ISPT, RMIT Spacecube and Tutch, each pilot project was analysed across different metrics for implementation using the virtual whiteboard …

ISPT & RMIT Collaboration Session – 28th June 2021.

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ISPT | SPACECUBE | TUTCH | RMIT UNIVERSITY The collaboration session took place on the 28th of June 2021 at Foy’s Arcade, Melbourne, CBD. This was a two-hour session with 16 participants, including facilitators. The session was divided into three main phases. The first phase was a round of introductions where ISPT explained the meeting context, and a member from each company introduced their organisation and colleagues. Secondly, the RMIT Digital Media students presented their concepts, followed by the third …

9.1.20 Better Together: Transgender, Gender-Diverse and Non-Binary Caucus

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On January 9th 2020 Foy’s Arcade was honoured to be the venue sponsor for the Transgender, Gender-Diverse and Non-Binary Caucus. The all-day workshop formed a part of the #BetterTogether Melbourne #2020 Conference partnered by the Victoria State Government and Hobsons Bay City Council. With an attendance of 90 people this is the largest gathering in Australia of #transgender, #genderdiverse and #nonbinary people ever to work together, discuss and ultimately form a National organisation for their needs within the community! The …

500 Women in Property Program – An interactive evening at Foy’s Arcade 31.7.19

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Wednesday July 31st was an exciting evening at Foy’s Arcade as ISPT hosted an interactive tour and networking evening for the Property Council of Australia’s (PCA) 500 Women in Property Program. Jennifer of Foy’s Arcade is being mentored this year by Erin Donnellon, Manager of Digital Delivery at ISPT, who also participated in the Program in its first year. Check out the full list of participants for 2019 here. We started off the event with wine, cheese platters and networking …

Southern Cross University (SCU) Online Breakfast Briefing 25.7.19

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On Thursday July 25th 2019, Southern Cross University (SCU) Online presented ‘The Power of Certainty’ with Maria Smith at Foy’s Arcade. The event was attended by SCU alumni, current students and individuals interested in signing up to a course, and was a great opportunity for networking over coffee and a croissant. It was also live streamed for those who were unable to attend – as SCU has students both Nationally and Internationally. Following an introduction by Jo from Southern Cross …

#CXDay2018 On October 2nd 2018

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Bright and early on Tuesday October 2nd Foy’s Arcade hosted Melbourne’s Celebration of Customer Experience – #CXDay2018. After brekkie and networking, we all sat down for keynote speaker, General Manager of Innovation at Essendon Football Club and AFL legend Kevin Sheedy. Kevin and MC Anita Siassos, Managing Director of Managing CX discussed how Kevin’s career developed from his early footy days into his current role. Kevin was a captivating speaker and took questions from the crowd, speaking on the importance …